Lorin Stewart has more than 27 years of progressive leadership experience in San Diego’s business and nonprofit arenas. For the past eight years, he served as the founding executive director of the San Diego Tourism Marketing District Corporation (SDTMDC), where he was responsible for the administration and development of the nonprofit mutual benefit corporation dedicated to improving tourism and hotel room night consumption in the city of San Diego. SDTMDC has become a model for competing destination cities, and is currently the largest citywide Tourism Marketing District in California.
Prior to heading SDTMDC, Stewart served as director of operations for Historic Tours of America/Old Town Trolley Tours, where he was responsible for the financial administration, quality, safety, marketing, community relations and product development of the San Diego division, which provides entertaining historic tours of San Diego and Coronado.
Stewart is a past chair of San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau, the San Diego Asian Film Festival, and has served as both chair and president of Fleet Week San Diego. He was a member of the Super Bowl XXXVII Host Committee, a San Diego Arts & Culture Commissioner, and served on the Holiday Bowl Committee for seven years. Stewart has received the Alonzo Award from San Diego Downtown Partnership, the Kate Sessions Award from the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation, and was twice named as one of 50 People to Watch by San Diego Magazine. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Santa Clara University and completed an apprenticeship program at the Royal Shakespeare Company in London.